Former star returns to SIU with new intentions

After a successful basketball career, former Saluki and NBA point guard Troy Hudson became a writer, a rapper and even wrote a movie script. Hudson played at SIU from 1995-1997 and played with five NBA teams, including his longest stint of five years ... Continue Reading →

SIU approaches toughest test

SIU football will put its perfect record on the line for its toughest matchup yet Saturday. SIU (3-0) will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for a date with Purdue University (1-2). The Salukis have looked strong early in the season, but will be tested ... Continue Reading →

Golf coach aims high for low scores

When Leroy Newton began his job as SIU’s ninth men’s golf coach only one Bush had been president, and the cost of tuition at SIU was $3,522. Newton retired in May after 18 years on the job. The man who succeeded Newton in July, Justin Fetcho, was ... Continue Reading →

Georgia State names AD, Moccia to stay at SIU

Athletic Director Mario Moccia will stay at SIU despite being a finalist for another open athletic director position. Moccia was named a finalist along with Charlie Cobb, the director of athletics at Appalachian State University who has been named athletic ... Continue Reading →

Stadium not ready for home opener

Athletes and fans anticipating home games at the new Itchy Jones Stadium will have to wait two more weeks. The Saluki baseball team will host Northern Illinois University this weekend, but games will take place at Rent One Park in Marion instead of Itchy ... Continue Reading →

Salukis build confidence with first win over SLU

The SIU men’s tennis team picked up its first win of the season Friday in dominant fashion over St. Louis University 6-1, while dropping only two matches. The Salukis started off the match against the Billikens by winning two of three matches to take ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis splits two matches during weekend

The SIU women’s tennis team lost to Eastern Illinois University Friday, marking the first time in the teams’s history the Salukis fell to the Panthers, but recovered Saturday in its first win of the season at Austin Peay State University. The women’s ... Continue Reading →
Former Saluki men’s basketball coach Rich Herrin reacts to cheers from the crowd Saturday during the halftime recognition of the All-Century Team at SIU Arena. Herrin, who coached from 1986-1998, led the Salukis to three consecutive Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championships, and three NCAA Tournament appearances. –Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Athletics honors All-Century basketball team

Many former Saluki basketball stars and their families joined together Friday to honor members of the All-Century team: the best 25 players and four coaches in SIU history. Of the 29 that made the prestigious team, 22 were at the ceremony or had representation. ... Continue Reading →

SIU takes second consecutive road loss

In their second trip away from home, the women of Saluki basketball weren’t able to make crucial shots, resulting in their largest point-loss of the season. Matched against a strong team with a 4-1 record, the University of Illinois defeated SIU ... Continue Reading →

Fantasy football consumes its fans

When the football matchup is neck and neck in the heat of the moment, there can be a lot more riding for fans than just bragging rights. Football fans used to only watch their favorite team every weekend, but fantasy football has created a fan base that ... Continue Reading →

Fantasy football consumes fans

When the football matchup is neck and neck in the heat of the moment, there can be a lot more riding for fans than just bragging rights.   Football fans used to only watch their favorite team every weekend, but fantasy football has created a fan base ... Continue Reading →

Salukis anticipate NFL, CFL pressures

With his news sending his mother screaming for joy, former Saluki linebacker Jayson DiManche announced his signing with the Cincinnati Bengals. DiManche joined two other former Salukis to sign contracts with professional teams last week. Former defensive ... Continue Reading →

Former head coach wants university’s money

After being fired once the 2011- 12 season ended, former SIU men’s basketball coach Chris Lowery seeks millions from the university, citing breach of contract and defamation. Lowery, the Associate Head Coach at Kansas State, served as the Salukis’ ... Continue Reading →

Knee injuries not always the end

Knee ligament injuries have claimed the seasons of players such as Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo, Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose. It is a common injury for athletes because of the physical strain they apply to themselves ... Continue Reading →

Living The Dream

Like Spiderman, Captain America and the Hulk, Southern Illinois fitness manager Tyler Hatton also has a secret identity. When he isn’t whipping customers into shape at his day job, you can find him whipping his opponents with back-breaking pile drivers, ... Continue Reading →
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